Ascent of Wade Benchmark on 2012-09-24

Climber: Daryn Dodge

Date:Monday, September 24, 2012
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Wade Benchmark
    Elevation:9367 ft / 2855 m

Ascent Trip Report

A peak on the Tahoe-OGUL list. Hiked up the Horsethief Canyon trail using Pete Yamagata's old Northern Peaks Guidebook. Use trail north of the hairpin turn in the main trail/abandoned road is still there and takes you to the pass between Horsethief Canyon and Fredericksburg Canyon. From here, hiked through mostly forest to Wade benchmark. Nice view of the Carson Valley and Pine Nut Range. Another climber named Karl came crashing through brush soon after I got there. He's pursuing the Tahoe-OGUL list as well and is pretty far along. We hiked over Peak 9390 on the way back since this is the actual highpoint of the mountain.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2787 ft / 849 m
    Extra Gain:50 ft / 15 m
    Round-Trip Distance:10 mi / 16.1 km
    Route:Horsetheif Canyon
    Trailhead:Horsethief Canyon trail  6680 ft / 2036 m
    Grade/Class:class 2
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Unmaintained Trail, Open Country, Scramble
Ascent Statistics
    Time:3 Hours 20 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time:2 Hours 40 Minutes

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